Malignant Sternal Tumors: Report of Two Cases

Authors

  • Ashish Kharel Department of Surgical Oncology, BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital, Bharatpur, Nepal
  • Shashank Shrestha Department of Surgical Oncology, BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital, Bharatpur, Nepal
  • Nikesh Bhandari Department of Surgical Oncology, BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital, Bharatpur, Nepal
  • Binay Thakur Department of Surgical Oncology, BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital, Bharatpur, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/njc.v6i2.48765

Keywords:

sternum, osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, resection

Abstract

Primary malignant sternal tumors are rare clinical entities. We came across two such patients with primary sternal tumors. One was a chondroblastic osteosarcoma while the other was a chondrosarcoma. One patient received neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by surgery. The second patient underwent upfront surgery. Both cases received wide excision of the tumor (sternum along with part of medial ends of bilateral clavicles and upper ribs). Reconstruction was done using autologous bone graft with prolene mesh in one case and titanium reconstruction plates in the other case. Both cases received coverage with pectoralis major muscle flaps.

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Published

2022-10-06

How to Cite

Kharel, A., Shrestha, S., Bhandari, N., & Thakur, B. (2022). Malignant Sternal Tumors: Report of Two Cases. Nepalese Journal of Cancer, 6(2), 36–39. https://doi.org/10.3126/njc.v6i2.48765

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Case Reports